Medical Engineering and Science
Catherine A. Sohn, Pharm. D. has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Since November 2012, Dr. Sohn has served as an independent director on the board of directors of Landec Corporation, a publicly-traded life sciences company, where she is currently serving as chairperson of the compensation committee. From January 2014 to May 2017, Dr. Sohn served as an independent director on the board of directors of Neuralstem, Inc., a publicly-traded life science company. From 1998 to 2010, she was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business Development and Strategic Alliances at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. From 1994 to 1998, she was Vice President, Worldwide Strategic Product Development at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals plc in the pharmaceutical division. From 1982 to 1994, she held a series of positions in Medical Affairs, Pharmaceutical Business Development and U.S. Product Marketing at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals plc and its predecessor, Smith, Kline & French, leading the U.S. launch of the Vaccine Business (1987-1990) and a $1 billion CNS product (1990-1994). Dr. Sohn holds the positions of Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and Dean’s Professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy and a Certificate of Professional Development from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sohn was named Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (2003), Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by UCSF (2000) and is a Certified Licensing Professional and a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.